Guidance & Testing
Vision Statement Marion County School Counselors: Committed to the success and responsible citizenship of all students.
Mission Statement The West Port High School guidance department, being an integral aspect of the school’s total educational program, will ensure that all students are academically, socially, and personally prepared for post-secondary success.
- Stephanie Smith - Early College/Special Programs Counselor
- Tiffany Hoyos - 12th Grade Counselor
- Ginnette Rivera - 11th Grade Counselor
- Jennifer Kelly - 10th Grade Counselor
- Amelia Dukes-Cannon- 9th Grade Counselor
- Theresa Shopbell - Resource Compliance Specialist
- Jonathan Schwartz - Speech Therapist
- Marsha Adams - Guidance Clerk
- Sheryl Guy - Guidance Clerk
Transcripts WPHS graduates who would like a copy of their transcript should print the Transcript Request Form below and mail with payment to West Port High School.
Community Service Log Form : Use this form to log your hours.
9th Grade Helpful Tips
- Develop good study habits
- Take coursework seriously because 9th grade counts toward Bright Futures Scholarships. Doing well in your required classes also increases your choices after high school.
- Take the FCAT seriously because your scores will determine if you have to take remedial courses instead of electives you may need or want.
- Get involved in extracurricular activities and start your community service hours needed for potential scholarships.
- Begin thinking of potential careers that you may be interested in and the requirements needed for such careers.
10th Grade Helpful Tips
- Continue to develop good study habits and do well in all of your coursework.
- Continue to participate in community and school extracurricular activities.
- Take the 10th grade FCAT seriously. This is your first opportunity to fulfill this graduation requirement.
- Take the PSAT in the fall. It’s a great way to practice for the SAT.
- Utilize FACTS.org to review your academic transcript and your Bright Futures eligibility.
- Visit the College and Career Lab at WPHS for information on financial aid.
- Contact colleges you are interested in for admission requirements.
11th Grade Helpful Tips
- Check with your counselor to make sure your courses meet college requirements and will prepare you for your major in college.
- Start to explore information about colleges. Check sources of information via the Internet or visit the College & Career Lab. Write to the colleges yourself for information and catalogs.
- Prepare for the college entrance examinations: SAT, ACT, and/or CPT.
- Investigate financial aid possibilities.
- Check deadline dates for special scholarship competitions.
- Take the SAT and the ACT.
- Check that you have complete records of your extracurricular and community service activities.
- Explore the possibility of taking Dual Enrollment courses during summer and/or during your senior year.
West Port High School's Early College Please contact Stephanie Smith, Counselor for Early College, for more information on West Port High School's Early College program through the College of Central Florida. Students must meet the following criteria:
- Students must be in the 11th or 12th grade (Students may start the summer prior to their junior year)
- Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative, un-weighted GPA
- Students must pass all parts of the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)
- Marion County Area Scholarship Directory https://www.marionschools.net/Domain/151
- Career & Educational Planning Handbook https://www.marionschools.net/cms/lib/FL01903465/Centricity/Domain/14981/CERG.pdf
- Educational & Career Planning www.act.org
- SAT prep center, college planning, college information, advanced placement program information
- Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for students, Financial Planning www.facts.org
- Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators www.fasfaa.org
- Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
- Federal Student Aid Application www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Florida Standards Student Tutorials and Resources www.floridastudents.org
- Career Planner with Interest Surveys www.Florida.eChoices.com
- Online career & college planning magazine for teens sponsored by Florida Department of Education Workforce Section
Additional Testing Resources:
Florida Standards Assessments - Information for Families about Florida Standards Assessments
SAT Test Resources - Free SAT Test Prep and Sample Test
ACT Test Resources - Online ACT Free Resources
PERT Test Resources: